This year’s Llangollen Fringe will go ahead despite the pandemic.
In its latest briefing email the popular annual festival of music and arts says the show will go on later in the year, from September 10-18, and will be a mixture of online entertainment and live shows.
The Fringe team says: “While the Covid crisis seems to be easing there is still understandable uncertainty about what lies ahead and what it will be possible to do entertainment-wise.
“We have our fingers on the pulse, so rest assured we will bring you the very best that is possible.
“Hopefully, we will be able to put on a hybrid of online entertainment and some shows - in the Town Hall and elsewhere - where some size of actual live audience is allowed.”
They add: “One of British music's emerging one-off geniuses, Baxter Dury, was scheduled to play the 2020 Fringe. He is still very keen to play for us and we are hoping that something might be arranged for Saturday July 31. A Fringe Taster if you like!
“There is no certainty obviously, but again watch this space and we'll keep you updated. A taste of what we might be getting is here - Baxter Dury.”
Looking ahead to next year’s festival, the team says: “Fringe 22 will be a year of celebration because the Fringe will be 25.
“The 2022 festival will revert to July and run from the 21st to the 30th.
“The hotly anticipated appearance in Llangollen of Warmduscher has twice been thwarted by the virus.
“Not to be beaten, we already have them in our 2022 schedule for a taste of their 'braggadocious brand of transatlantic street surrealism' and the 'anarchic bar brawl of their live incarnation'.
“While we're always wanting to look to the future, it's good to look back from time to time as well and the 25th Fringe seems an appropriate time to do that.
“So, any of you with Fringe memorabilia or special memories from the 25 years, we'd love to hear from you. Please drop an email to Chris@llangollenfringe.co.uk